Jeanne McWilliams Blasberg



Jeanne McWilliams Blasberg


Boston, MA, USA


Fiction, Women's Contemporary Fiction, Historical Fiction, Jewish Fiction, Literary Fiction, Thriller and Mystery, Coming-of-Age, Audiobook

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Jeanne Blasberg is an award-winning and bestselling author and essayist. Set in New England, her novels focus on familial relationships, especially the challenges mothers face when they bow to societal expectations before their own intuition. Her most recent book, The Nine (She Writes Press 2019) was honored with the 2019 Foreword Indies Gold Award in Thriller & Suspense, and the Gold Medal and Juror’s Choice in the 2019 National Indie Excellence Awards, among others. Eden (She Writes Press 2017), her debut novel, won the Benjamin Franklin Silver Award for Best New Voice in Fiction and was a finalist for the Sarton Women’s Book Award for Historical Fiction.

At work on her next novel, Jeanne was named a Southampton Arts Bookends Fellow in April 2021. Jeanne is the founder of the Westerly Writer’s Workshop and sits on the boards of the Boston Book Festival and GrubStreet, one of the country’s preeminent creative writing centers. 

Jeanne’s essays have been featured in The Huffington Post, Indagare, Grown and Flown, diyMFA, The Jewish Book Council, among others, and anthologized in Zibby Owen’s Moms Don’t Have Time To. Jeanne also reviews contemporary fiction for the New York Journal of Books. Catch up on her latest essays and book reviews at

Jeanne and her husband have three grown children and split their time between New England and the American West. When not writing, you’ll find her perfecting her squash serve, investing in sustainable agriculture, or chasing two dogs across the country.


Gold Medal (Contemporary Fiction) and Juror’s Choice in the 2020 National Indie Excellence Awards

Winner of the 2020 Foreword indies Gold Award for Thriller and Suspense

Second Place Winner of the 2020 Reader Views Reviewer’s Choice Award for General Fiction

Finalist for the 2020 International Book Awards in Literary Fiction

Finalist for the 2020 Reader’s Favorite Book Awards in General Fiction

Winner of the 2019 Beverly Hills Book Awards for Literary Fiction and Regional Fiction—Northeast

Finalist for the 2019 Chanticleer International Book Awards Somerset Award

Winner of the 2018 Benjamin Franklin Silver Award for Best New Voice in Fiction

Shortlisted for the 2018 Sarton Women’s Book Award for Historical Fiction

Finalist for the 2018 New England Society in the City of New York Book Award for Fiction

Winner of the 2017 Beverly Hills Book Awards for New Fiction

Winner of the 2017 Beverly Hills Book Awards for Women’s Fiction

Second Place Winner for the 2017 – 2018 Reader Views Literary Awards for General Fiction/Novel

Finalist of the 2017 International Book Awards for Historical Fiction

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